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Dear USDA NASS Partners,


We hope you had a happy 4th of July.  We’ve got a number of updates for you: New local Census of Agriculture data products; Federal Register Notice for the 2022 Census of Agriculture content; Upcoming Census products; and, updated partner tools.

New Local Census Data Products: 

Perhaps you’ve had time to explore and start using the 2017 Census of Agriculture, the State and County Profiles and the Congressional District Profiles andRankings since their release.  We hope you’ll find them to be useful snapshots. In addition to the attractive, downloadable .pdf files, we are happy to announce that we’ve developed an interactive data visualization to explore congressional district data. Let us know what you think.  And, don’t miss our state-specific Census blog series – they are short, light, informational reads. 

Federal Register Notice: 

We are already seeking official input about content for the 2022 Census of Agriculture via a Federal Register Notice and we want to hear from you. The comment period closes on July 25.  Please provide your ideas about the 2022 Census of Agriculture content and share the links with others.  You may also find ourwebsite to be a convenient way to provide your feedback on the USDA NASS Census of Agriculture program more broadly.

Upcoming Census Products:

Additional Census of Agriculture products, such as the watershed report, zip code tabulations, and race, ethnicity and gender profiles, will be released this summer. All Census and associated products such as highlight videos and publications can be accessed at www.nass.usda.gov/AgCensus. Stay connected with NASS on Twitter @usda_nass for the latest data and information about upcoming NASS surveys and censuses – stay tuned for information about our 2019 Organic Survey and the 2019 Census of Horticultural Specialties being conducted later this year! 

New Partner Tools:

If you haven’t already seen them, don’t forget the new partner tools. There’s a web banner, an email or letter footer, and ads for print and web announcing that the census data are now available.  We ask that you use them on your websites and email as you feel is appropriate to help share this valuable public data resource.


Thank you for everything you have done and continue to do to help spread the word about the importance of participating in USDA NASS surveys and censuses as well as for sharing NASS news about upcoming data products.



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